TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute announced five grants for minority coproductions totalling 227,000 EUR. The list includes two feature films and three documentaries.
The supported features are Mihkel by Ari Alexander Magnusson, based on a true story about marginal dope pushers and starring Pääru Oja, Kaspar Velberg and Liis Lass, and The Swan/Luik by Asa Hjörleifsdottir, a coming-of-age story.
The documentaries follow: a nine-year-old Sami girl facing the choice of who will become her mother (Dear Mother/Kallis ema by Paul-Anders Simma), film pioneers from the three Baltic countries, who broke away from the ‘60s Soviet propaganda to create their own poetic film language (New Baltic Wave/Balti uus laine), and the culinary superstar Ferran Adria’s younger brother, Albert (The Inventing of Albert/Alberti leiutamine).
The grants were announced on 8 September 2016.
Click HERE for the full list of grants.